Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) RISE aims to address the employment barriers of court-involved youth and young adults, ages 14 to 24, while helping them attain in-demand occupational and employment skills needed to obtain sustainable careers.
UYEP RISE aims to provide participants with:
To find out more about how to enroll in this program, contact the Program Director, Ronni Pruitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 551-3584.
For information about becoming a mentor, contact Advocate Counselor/Mentor Coordinator, Cheryl Paris at email@example.com or (423) 756-1762 ext. 36.
2017 UYEP Graduates
Work Based Training Success Story
Damien Bonds is the first participant to graduate into the UYEP Program. He came into the program not knowing what he wanted to get out of it but knew he wanted a job. Damien is now working with Dunson Auto Repair in Chattanooga. The UYEP program staff will be working with Damien to pursue his educational goals and pursuing his ASE certification for auto mechanics. We are super proud of Damien. The owner of Dunson, stated that Damien was one of his best workers and was always looking for more work. He is truly thankful to the Urban League for sending Damien.
Update: Damien was hired full time on Aug. 29th by this employer!
UYEP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS AT A SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY IN CHATTANOOGA
Two of our program participants were acknowledged during Homecoming at Howard High School